[Episode 54] Be inspired! How TechPixie Gloria Wilkinson battled her son’s mental health challenges and pivoted her business in the pandemic ⋆ TechPixies

[Episode 54] Be inspired! How TechPixie Gloria Wilkinson battled her son’s mental health challenges and pivoted her business in the pandemic

Here’s the wonderful thing about TechPixies: whatever you’re going through, you can bet your sparkly notebook that someone in our tribe has gone through it too. From the serious to the not so serious (like dogs ‘flobbing’ on CPD certificates 😂), TechPixies is a safe space where like-minded women can share their highs (we cheer those) and lows (we dish out virtual hugs for those).

For Gloria Wilkinson, who joined TechPixies in the middle of lockdown after wanting to pivot her fitness classes online (and, my goodness, she has some guns on her. Popeye, eat your heart out), our 90-Day Transformational Social Media Magic Course has come to offer so much more than an upgrade to her tech skills.

As a single mum dealing with a son with mental health difficulties, Gloria has found a place where she can talk openly about the challenges of parenting a NeuroExtraordinary child (we have TechPixie LaShelle Marlow to thank for that gem of a phrase). And, as you’ll hear in this week’s must-listen episode of the Sparkle and Thrive podcast, she’s had quite the journey.

Here’s why you need to tune in
If you’ve ever sat there and questioned your worth, know that you’re not the only one. In this episode, Gloria reveals how parenting a child with mental health difficulties has affected her career choices and how past relationships left her questioning her self-worth. You’ll also hear how she’s now such a social media queen that she’s being asked if she feels her Instagram is too perfect 😂. Go and check out her feed and make up your own mind (warning: you may experience Insta envy).

Here’s what to listen out for:

[02:40] Hear Gloria describe how parenting a child with mental health difficulties has affected her career choices.

[06:37] Gloria reveals the challenges her son is battling.

[09:44] Learn more about Gloria’s career transition (check out the live by clicking on the image above for Gloria’s glorious gun show).

[13:21] Hear our founder Joy’s thoughts on earning what you’re worth.

[16:56] Learn how to identify your ideal customer.

[20:51] Learn what blew Gloria’s mind.

[23:14] Hear how Gloria found herself.

[35:05] Learn the moment in this episode that made Joy’s life.

Right, we’re off to check out Gloria’s Zumba class (if we can find our legwarmers) while we leave you to tune in to all this and more. Press play now.

Links and resources mentioned in this episode:

Connect with Gloria:
Instagram Twitter LinkedIn

Amy Porterfield – Digital Course Academy

Marie Forleo – B-School

Fiona Murden – Dot to Dot Podcast episode

Key Changes

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